CS321 Web Programming I

for F2AA 2011

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CS 321 Web Programming I


F2AA 2011 LC


Boone, Richard E.


Adjunct Professor, Computer Science


B.S. Computer Science
M.S. Software Engineering

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

17 Oct - 11 Dec

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 10:10


CS 219

Credit Hours



Required #1
Introduction to Programming with Java Applets  3RD 10
Author(s)Boese, Elizabeth Sugar
PublisherJones & Bartlett Publishers
Required #2
Programming the Web Using XHTML and Javascript  2003
Author(s)Lagerstrom, Larry Randles
PublisherMcGraw-Hill Custom

Web Design in a Nutshell 3RD 06
Author(s)Robbins, Jennifer Niederst
PublisherO'Reilly Media, Inc.


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Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the various languages, tools, and programming used to program to the World Wide Web.  The fundamentals of the client-server programming will be emphasized.  These topics will be covered: HTML, cascading style sheets, Dynamic HTML, JavaScript, applets.  Due to the particularly dynamic nature of the web environment, course content will change as appropriate.  Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Learning is based on lectures, readings, quizzes, projects, examinations, internet, web sites and presentations by the student. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and analyze basic Internet concepts – web browsers, web servers, URL's, HTTP, applets, forms.
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use a publishing tool to upload web pages and applets to a web server.
  4. Analyze web programs in order to test, debug, and improve them.
  5. Appraise web pages and web programs to ensure that they use proper coding conventions and documentation.
  6. Formulate web pages and web programs that use: *XHTML *cascading style sheets *dynamic HTML *JavaScript *forms with controls *applets

Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy also dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes.

For this course, the core assessment tool is a final exam. Teachers must create their own final exam and pattern it after the CS321 example exam found in the password-protected  my.park ICS faculty area, https://my.park.edu/ICS/Offices/Information_and_Computer_Science/.  To avoid collaboration between students in different sections, teachers should not use the example exam's questions verbatim. But teachers are required to cover its same content, and they are strongly encouraged to follow its format closely.

In the final exam, there are two broad categories of questions that we evaluate separately – concepts and problem solving:

Concepts (terminology and concepts that should be memorized): relevant learning outcomes – 1

Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 321 concepts.

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

For example questions, teachers should refer to the CS321 example exam, questions 1-20.

Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):

relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 6

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

For example questions, teachers should refer to the CS321 example exam, questions 21-23.

Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence


≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

no exam graded

Problem solving

≥ 75%

50% to 74%

< 50%

no exam graded

Class Assessment:

Programming Projects
Oral Presentation


5 Projects @ 6% each = 30%
2 Quizes @ 15% each = 30%
1 Oral Presentation @ 7%
Participation @    3%
1 Final Exam @ 30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All project will receive a 10 point deduction each day it is late unless otherwise coordinated with the instructor. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1.  Participation is being on time, staying for the entire class and verbally engaging with the instructor.
2.  No surfing the internet while instruction is being given.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week              Topic                                                Assignments             Quiz/Test          
Week 1          WWW and XHTML Fundamentals          Project 1                              
Week 2          Cascading Style Sheets                             Project 2               Quiz 1          
Week 3          JavaScript                                  Presentaion topics assigned                              
Week 4          JavaScript and DOM                               Project 3                              
Week 5          More JavaScript and DOM                      Project 4                Quiz 2          
Week 6          Applets                                                    Project 5                              
Week 7          Applets and XML                                                  
Week 8          Oral Presentations                                     Presentations          Final Exam    

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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